„Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.“

The Prison and the Angel
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Henry Van Dyke
1852 - 1933

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„Being a loner has its advantages, a self-containment necessary for keeping body and 'soul' alive and progressing. Dying in prison is not such a great problem as living in prison.“

—  Dennis Nilsen British serial killer 1945 - 2018

As quoted in Exclusive: Dennis Nilsen: My Prison Life of Drink and Drugs http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/exclusive-dennis-nilsen-prison-life-555104, Mirror.co.uk (27 August, 2005)

Lev Shestov Foto

„There are no ideals exalting the soul, but only chains, invisible indeed, but binding man more securely than iron. And no act of heroism, no “good work” can open the doors to man’s “perpetual confinement.”“

—  Lev Shestov Russian theologian 1866 - 1938

Dostoievsky’s barrack vows of “improvement” now appeared to him as a sacrilege. He experience which he underwent was much the same as Luther’s when he remembered with such unfeigned horror and disgust the vows which he had pronounced on entering the convent. P. 10
Quelle: In Job's Balances: on the sources of the eternal truths, The Conquest of the Self-Evident; Dostoievsky’s Philosophy

Porphyry (philosopher) Foto

„The soul is bound to the body by a conversion to the corporeal passions; and again liberated by becoming impassive to the body.
That which nature binds, nature also dissolves: and that which the soul binds, the soul likewise dissolves.“

—  Porphyry (philosopher) Neoplatonist philosopher 233 - 305

7 - 10
Auxiliaries to the Perception of Intelligible Natures
Kontext: The soul is bound to the body by a conversion to the corporeal passions; and again liberated by becoming impassive to the body.
That which nature binds, nature also dissolves: and that which the soul binds, the soul likewise dissolves. Nature, indeed, bound the body to the soul; but the soul binds herself to the body. Nature, therefore, liberates the body from the soul; but the soul liberates herself from the body.
Hence there is a twofold death; the one, indeed, universally known, in which the body is liberated from the soul; but the other peculiar to philosophers, in which the soul is liberated from the body. Nor does the one entirely follow the other.
We do not understand similarly in all things, but in a manner adapted to the essence of each. For intellectual objects we understand intellectually; but those that pertain to soul rationally. We apprehend plants spermatically; but bodies idolically (i. e., as images); and that which is above all these, super-intellectually and super-essentially.

William Blake Foto

„Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another’s loss of ease,
And builds a hell in heaven’s despite.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

The Clod and the Pebble, st. 3
1790s, Songs of Experience (1794)
Quelle: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Michel Foucault Foto

„The soul is the prison of the body.“

—  Michel Foucault, buch Überwachen und Strafen

[L]'âme, prison du corps.
Discipline and Punish (1977) as translated by Alan Sheridan, p. 30
Discipline and Punish (1977)

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„Not from without us, only from within,
Comes or can ever come upon us light
Whereby the soul keeps ever truth in sight.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909

"The Monument of Giordano Bruno", inspired by the statue in memory of Giordano Bruno at the place where he was burned as a heretic.
Astrophel and Other Poems (1894)
Kontext: Not from without us, only from within,
Comes or can ever come upon us light
Whereby the soul keeps ever truth in sight.
No truth, no strength, no comfort man may win,
No grace for guidance, no release from sin,
Save of his own soul's giving.

Michel Foucault Foto

„The soul is the effect and instrument of a political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body“

—  Michel Foucault, buch Überwachen und Strafen

Discipline and Punish (1977)
Kontext: The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of a subjection much more profound than himself. A 'soul' inhabits him and brings him to existence... the soul is the effect and instrument of political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body.
Kontext: But let there be no misunderstanding: it is not that a real man, the object of knowledge, philosophical reflection or technological intervention, has been substituted for the soul, the illusion of theologians. The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of a subjection more profound than himself. A 'soul' inhabits him and brings him to existence, which is itself a factor in the mastery that power exercises over the body. The soul is the effect and instrument of a political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body.

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Nathaniel Parker Willis Foto

„He who binds
His soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven.“

—  Nathaniel Parker Willis American magazine writer, editor, and publisher 1806 - 1867

Willis, The Scholar of Thibét Ben Khorat, II. Quote reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23.

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Malcolm X Foto

„It is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.“

—  Malcolm X, buch The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Quelle: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Joyce Kilmer Foto

„There is no rope can strangle song
And not for long death takes his toll.
No prison bars can dim the stars
Nor quicklime eat the living soul.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

"Easter Week"
Main Street and Other Poems (1917)

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„That was a time when only the dead
could smile, delivered from their wars,
and the sign, the soul, of Leningrad
dangled outside its prison-house…“

—  Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966

As translated by Stanley Kunitz
In those years only the dead smiled,
Glad to be at rest:
And Leningrad city swayed like
A needless appendix to its prisons.
Translated by D. M. Thomas
Requiem; 1935-1940 (1963; 1987), Prologue

Blaise Cendrars Foto

„Only the man who has known freedom
Can define his prison.“

—  Catherine Fisher, buch Incarceron

Quelle: Incarceron

Theodore Parker Foto

„Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. Be true to your own mind and conscience, your heart and your soul. So only can you be true to God.“

—  Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860

Two Sermons (1853), Sermon II : Of the Position and Duty of a Minister.
Kontext: If you lend me your ears, I shall doubtless take your hearts too. That I may not lead you into any wrong, let me warn you of this. Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. Be true to your own mind and conscience, your heart and your soul. So only can you be true to God.

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„A pedestal is the most insidious prison ever devised.“

—  Neal Shusterman American novelist 1962

Quelle: UnSouled

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„Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

1930s, Address to the Governing Board of the Pan American Union (1939)
Kontext: There is no fatality which forces the Old World towards new catastrophe. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. They have within themselves the power to become free at any moment.

Jim Morrison Foto

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